Colorado Bluebird Project

Bluebird Project Training

Curt Frankenfeld


Colorado is the summer home to two native bluebird species, Western bluebirds and Mountain bluebirds. Both bluebird populations have declined significantly throughout the United States due to habitat loss.

The Colorado Bluebird Project is being coordinated by Denver Audubon and aims to “improve the vitality of bluebird populations throughout the State of Colorado, and to inform and educate the public about bluebirds.” Douglas Land Conservancy got involved in the Colorado Bluebird Project a few years ago, partnering with Douglas County Open Space to install and monitor bluebird boxes on County open space properties. New boxes have been installed at  Spruce Mountain and Hidden Mesa Open Spaces, and many other public open space locations to welcome more bluebirds.

DLC is, on occasion, looking for volunteers to help monitor the boxes from April until August. Training will be provided. To volunteer, email DLC at — and you can help our native bluebird population thrive!

Thanks to everyone that expressed interest in volunteering for the 2021 Bluebird program through DLC!  All of our volunteer needs for the 2021 program have been filled.  

If you are interested in volunteering for the 2022 program, please send an email to the address above.